Eagles on stand by as Fergie rings changes
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The teenage midfielder, unfairly dubbed 'the new David Beckham' in some quarters, has impressed for the reserves this term and may be afforded a place on the substitutes' bench.
Roy Carroll gets a rare chance in goal, with Tim Howard rested after receiving praise from Ferguson despite the 3-1 home defeat to Fulham.
There had been a feeling United would bring back some of their big guns to take on their rivals from Elland Road, but David Bellion is another young face who will be handed a starting opportunity.
"Nicky Butt, Eric Djemba-Djemba, David Bellion and Diego Forlan will all play," confirmed Ferguson to United's official website.
"It will be a mix of that and the first team squad, which is exactly the way we have always approached it.
"Roy Carroll will also play."
The Red Devils ground out a 1-0 Premiership win at Leeds recently with Roy Keane, one of the stars expected to miss out on Tuesday in the live Sky encounter, scoring the winner.